We're famous! Jodie Cook from Clever Tykes discusses the Clever Tykes books being given to all 23,000+ primary schools in the UK, with thanks to Lloyds Banking Group for their support. Interview held on 30th November 2016 at 7:50am with Adrian Goldberg. Thank you to BBC...

[corner-ad id=1]We are very pleased to announce that from January 2017 the Clever Tykes book and resources will be delivered and accessed free of charge to every single primary school in the UK. Over 23,000 primary schools will receive a hard copy of the series and...

Clever Tykes actually met Lee at a Mumpreneur event - Lee is a Dadpreneur(?) but was in attendance with wife Sarah! Together they founded Bedouin Nights a "glamping" business based in Cornwall. They're the proud owners of two children and a copy of Walk-it Willow!   Tell...

John Moore is an entrepreneurial accountant who has been an associate of Clever Tykes since its inception. John has four children and answered our Clever Tykes ambassador questions.   Tell us about you: I am an entrepreneurial accountant, working with an exciting accountancy practice who are looking to...

This month, Clever Tykes founders Ben and Jodie Cook were featured in Style Birmingham magazine discussing their journey with the project. Style Birmingham is one of the city's most prominent magazines keeping locals up to speed with news, reviews and comment on all things trending...

Parents are on the hunt for great ways of teaching children valuable life lessons. We made sure the Clever Tykes books were brimming with some of the most important life lessons a child can learn. We've put together a definitive list of the life lessons taught in the Clever Tykes books.  
We're all well aware of the celebrity culture we've developed in the UK; 'culture' regularly being poetically chosen over 'obsession'. Our obsession with these individuals creates demand for TV, magazine and website coverage of related stories with varying combinations of truth and fabrication. Whilst there's nothing inherently wrong with this coverage (although much of it is negative and elicits negative comments and responses by viewers/readers) the impact of belittling people in the public eye in front of our children may have prolonged negative implications.
I am incredibly passionate about enterprise education in schools but how we educators go about inspiring and empowering enterprise in children is subject to debate. Should enterprise education be a statutory element of the curriculum? If so, at what age should it become statutory? Primary school? Secondary school? Should enterprise be lumped in with financial education or does it have a broader role to play? There are campaigners who want enterprise to be part of the curriculum but every sector has its champions and the curriculum is already jam-packed with topics teachers have to teach - just ask one! I for one, therefore, do not actually believe enterprise education should be a statutory part of the curriculum. What I do believe is that schools should produce a culture of enterprise amongst pupils. Enterprise and being enterprising is incredibly important in cultivating creativity, resourcefulness, resilience and a positive mindset.  

7 ways to create an enterprising culture in schools

Monday 9th of March 2015 will go down in enterprise education history as the day CBBC were forced to take down a children's quiz portraying entrepreneurs as cheating, sneaky and, above all, immoral people. Entitled "Are you an Entrepreneur?" the quiz naturally attracted the attention of Clever Tykes co-founder Ben Cook during his weekly quiz revision (searching for the Newsround 'quiz of the week!'). Clever Tykes posted the quiz to Facebook on Friday 6th of March and you can see our original post here. After the post was seen by a number of enterprise educators, it wasn't long before a Twitter storm ensued with a number of prominent business figures wading into the bog of war on Monday 9th. Within 24 hours, the CBBC entrepreneur quiz had been taken down and a statement was issued by the BBC. But why such the backlash and what did the BBC have to say for themselves? Co-founder Ben Cook explains...
Proactive teachers are always on the hunt of the best resources to share with their pupils. With a lot of hype surround enterprise education, particularly at a primary level, and with few tried and tested resources available, it can be a difficult task to find the best. Naturally, we think Clever Tykes produces the best enterprise resources for primary schools! But what is it that makes them good? If you already have the Clever Tykes books and resources or if you're looking for more ways of inspiring and empowering students, what should you be looking out for in other enterprise resources?